Stone, Sand & Gravel REVIEW - July/August 2017 - 15
This year, eight quarry operations received Gold Awards for
Community Relations Excellence:
* Bolingbrook Quarry (Vulcan Materials Company) of Naperville, Ill.
* Bridgeport Quarry (Lehigh Hanson) of Chico, Texas
* Cabarrus Quarry (Vulcan Materials Company) of Winston Salem, N.C.
* Dolcito Quarry (Vulcan Materials Company) of Birmingham, Ala.
* Gainesville Quarry (Lehigh Hanson) of Atlanta, Ga.
* Lake Wales Sand Mine (CEMEX) Lake Wales, Fla.
* Lawrenceburg Quarry (Rogers Group, Inc.) Columbia, Tenn.
* Servtex Quarry (Lehigh Hanson) of New Braunfels, Texas
"Community relations are an integral
part of who Rogers Group is and how
we operate as a company, aligning
with our established core values and
the future of the industry as a whole."
Since 1989, NSSGA has recognized
aggregates producers who have gone
above and beyond in their efforts to
involve, educate and support local
communities with the Excellence in
Community Relations Award. The
award continues to be an opportunity
to shine the spotlight on producers
who are involved in and supportive
of their local communities and to
encourage other operations to develop
similar practices. NSSGA selects a
panel of independent judges who
assess each facility's community relations work and present Gold Awards
to the top 10 percent. The Platinum
Award is given to the best of the Gold
"NSSGA congratulates Rogers Group
and Gallatin Quarry for its exceptional community relations efforts.
With ongoing charity and volunteer
efforts, Gallatin Quarry is a leader in
its work to give back to local schools.
The team there has done so much to
enrich the local community," said
NSSGA President and CEO Michael W.
Johnson. "These operations serve as
a model for our industry of what it
means to be a good community partner, and by recognizing these winners, we encourage our members to
share their best practices."
Setting an Example in the
Quarry and in the Classroom
Gallatin Quarry has a great relationship with another local school, Guild
Elementary. Two days each week,
Rogers Group employee Tracy Logan
takes time out of her day to help out
students in Tina Starnes' third grade
classroom with writing and editing. "Tracy has helped my students
tremendously," Starnes said. "She
meets with them one-on-one to help
strengthen their writing skills. Her
work has helped these students make
tremendous improvements." The team
at the quarry also provides paper and
other school supplies to enrich the
student's quality of learning. These
donations have a big impact on the
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